Windows XP Re-install does NOT see newly inserted hard drive. Need driver? how?
OK - so you've seen this a 100 times but it's new to me. I removed a hard drive from a Dell 8400 and when installing windows to the new drive, it says "can't find hard drive" but it's there. So is there some driver issue? How do I get that driver on to that drive so WIN XP installer will "see it"? Is there a "CD" for this? The Windows XP Reinstaller says at bottom of blue screen: "press F6 to install a RAID or SCSI" So I hit F6 and shortly thereafter it invites me to remove the XP Installer CD and insert a "driver" CD. Where do I get that drivers CD? Thanks for any help. M. Smith (email@example.com). Thanks
ranco58 said:Go to dell and download the driver
Thanks for your reply. Yes - I have looked at their website and seen the drivers but for me the question is HOW to get it on the hard drive. The hard drive is blank. I am in a CD that is installing XP onto that hard drive and I get a window that says, remove the installation CD and insert a CD with the driver. I have to have a CD with that driver on it .... I don't how to do that. Windows is NOT on the computer so I can't access Dell and download it after the fact, it has to be availabe during the windows installation. I am researching how do accomplish that fact, at this time. Thanks for your recommendation. M. Smith